Monthly Archives: January 2022

Michigan has had a Black member of Congress since 1955. Will that change in 2023?

2022-02-02T12:41:35+00:00

Michigan’s new independent redistricting commission made waves last month by approving a new congressional map for the next 10 years that likely will force some incumbents to run against one another. This month, U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), the only African-American member of Michigan’s congressional delegation, announced she won’t seek reelection this fall. U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit), who is Palestinian American, holds the other Southeast Michigan seat and has said she will run this year. Now, as several candidates began to offer their names for the two newly reconfigured metro Detroit-area House districts, some Black leaders are concerned about whether any African Americans [...]

Michigan has had a Black member of Congress since 1955. Will that change in 2023?2022-02-02T12:41:35+00:00

Heart of the Primaries 2022, Democrats-Issue 6

2022-01-21T12:44:21+00:00

By Amee LaTour In Newsletters January 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM Shanelle Jackson launches primary challenge to Rep. Rashida Tlaib On Jan. 14, former state Rep. Shanelle Jackson (D) announced she would challenge U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) in the Democratic primary for Michigan’s newly redrawn 12th Congressional District. Jackson ran against Tlaib in the 2018 Democratic primary for the 13th District, which Tlaib won with 31% of the vote. Jackson received 5%. Jackson said in a recent interview with Jewish Insider, “I think we’ll be very different, obviously, in our approaches. I don’t hate banks. I don’t hate subprime lenders. I know, as an African American that has [...]

Heart of the Primaries 2022, Democrats-Issue 62022-01-21T12:44:21+00:00

At the Races: Build back bite-sized

2022-02-02T12:45:24+00:00

By Kate Ackley and Stephanie Akin Posted January 20, 2022 at 2:30pm Welcome to At the Races! Each week we’ll bring you news and analysis from the CQ Roll Call campaign team. Know someone who’d like to get this newsletter? They can subscribe here. One year into Democratic control of Washington, the GOP can hardly contain its glee about the party’s prospects for the midterms in 292 days. It’s almost as if Republicans are not only measuring the drapes but also scheduling a contractor to come in and install a bay window next year. And they do have cause for optimism given historical trends, [...]

At the Races: Build back bite-sized2022-02-02T12:45:24+00:00

Rashida Tlaib’s Dem challenger accuses her of ‘anti-Semitic rhetoric’: ‘She goes crazy’

2022-01-19T19:04:39+00:00

Tlaib called Israel a  "violent apartheid system" last year By Brie Stimson | Fox News A Michigan Democrat who says she plans to challenge far-left U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib in a primary for an open U.S. House seat in the state this fall has accused the Detroit congresswoman of "anti-Semitic rhetoric." "When she gets that mic in front of her, she goes crazy and goes to many extremes," Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan state representative from 2007-2012, told the Jewish Insider in an interview published Friday. "I really feel like it’s now or never as it pertains to being able to sort of shut her down and calm down some [...]

Rashida Tlaib’s Dem challenger accuses her of ‘anti-Semitic rhetoric’: ‘She goes crazy’2022-01-19T19:04:39+00:00

Democratic primary challenger blasts Rashida Tlaib for ‘antisemitic rhetoric’

2022-01-19T18:59:04+00:00

by Kate Scanlon, Reporter | January 14, 2022 11:56 AM Washington Examiner Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan legislator, will challenge Rep. Rashida Tlaib in the Democratic primary for the redrawn 12th Congressional District, arguing her pro-business policies and support for Israel set her apart from the far-left congresswoman. Jackson told Jewish Insider, “I’ve been rallying the troops.” “I think there’s a great opportunity there,” Jackson said, adding she plans to launch her campaign in February. Michigan’s independent redistricting commission released in December a set of maps reflecting the state’s new congressional boundaries after it lost a seat due to comparatively [...]

Democratic primary challenger blasts Rashida Tlaib for ‘antisemitic rhetoric’2022-01-19T18:59:04+00:00

Former Michigan state legislator mounts challenge to Rashida Tlaib

2022-01-19T18:42:51+00:00

Detroit native Shanelle Jackson served in the Michigan House of Representatives from 2007 to 2012 By Matthew Kassel - Jewish Insider  January 14, 2022 Shanelle Jackson, a former Michigan state legislator in Detroit who now works in the private sector, told Jewish Insider on Thursday that she intends to challenge Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in the open-seat Democratic House primary for the newly drawn 12th Congressional District. “I’ve been rallying the troops,” Jackson, who said she is planning to formally launch her campaign in mid-February, told JI in a phone interview. “I think there’s a great opportunity there.” The face-off sets up [...]

Former Michigan state legislator mounts challenge to Rashida Tlaib2022-01-19T18:42:51+00:00